One year after opening, BlueChem, the first incubator for sustainable chemistry in Belgium, has generated impressive figures and made significant achievements. With 18 tenants - 10 start-ups, 6 international chemical companies, and innovation partners Catalisti and VITO - the occupancy level has exceeded expectations.
The renowned global innovation platform Plug and Play anchors in Antwerp, to team up with 5 partners: the City of Antwerp, CMB, DXC Technology, Euronav, and Port of Antwerp. Together, they introduce Plug and Play Maritime. This program connects the 5 Founding Partners to international startups. The purpose is to pilot their technologies and continue as world-class leaders in maritime R&D and innovation.
Lady Gaga posted an outfit on Instagram by Florentina Leitner, a recent graduate from the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Florentina designed the outfit during the coronavirus lockdown in collaboration with Tom Eerebout, Lady Gaga's stylist.
Fashionable, innovative and sustainable: to call this shoe collection exceptional is an understatement. These three striking pairs of shoes, boots and sneakers are made, designed and launched by Custom Territory, an Antwerp fashion collective.
While it is clear COVID-19 had a major impact on what will be recorded in history as one of the most difficult years ever for the global diamond industry, Antwerp managed to keep the engines running in 2020, fueled by nearly 100 rough tenders.
A 7th place for economic potential in the category of cities up to 2 million inhabitants, that’s the top result for Antwerp in fDI Intelligence’s prestigious ‘Global Cities of the Future 2021/2022’-rankings. Moreover, Antwerp was also awarded for its connectivity and won the fDi Strategy Award for chemicals. This is a clear recognition of Antwerp’s development as an attractive destination for international investment.